The personal statement is your opportunity to tell an admissions tutor why you’re the right student to be offered a place on their course. We don’t interview all our applicants so this is your one chance to sell yourself for courses that don’t require an interview. If you do apply to a programme which invites candidates to interview, your personal statement may also form the basis of your interview.
The personal statement supports your academic qualifications because we don’t just want students who can meet our entry requirements; we will also consider whether the applicant is suitably motivated to complete their chosen programme of study. We want to know whether you will enjoy the course content (this is where ensuring you’ve researched the course you’re applying for really comes in to play).
For some great hints and tips on completing your personal statement, the following websites may be useful: